Can a thin person have body image struggles? Can a thin person be at war with their self-image? Can a thin person hate to look in the mirror?
And does that suck?
But the difference between these negative feelings and fatphobia is this: The only person worrying about whether or not I’m meeting beauty standards is me.
And that’s not the same for fat folk.
When you’re not thin, other people on the beach actually do take offense. When you’re not thin, people really do think that you shouldn’t be in a bathing suit. When you’re not thin, people really do make your body their moral obligation.
And while your internal struggle is real and significant, the point is: You might hate your body, but society doesn’t.
Opening Our Closed Minds: In conversation sometimes we can get stuck in our own ideas. I think it’s important to ask “Why [do you feel that way]?” before we bark, “No [that’s not so]!” One should be willing to listen to both sides, allow the conversation to continue, allow room for discussion, allow your eyes to be open to different perspectives, and make conclusions from there. Listen to the voices that are not often heard.
Okay, it’s like getting into a bath, but the water is like warm chocolate pudding. And The Smiths are playing “There’s A Light That Never Goes Out”. Oh, and there’s a warm lighting all over, and there are like five dudes massaging you!
Let me get this straight, Nicki Minaj can wiggle her butt six ways till Sunday and people can call her a black feminist messiah, but when there's a weak-ass Spider-Woman variant cover that make her look like she's posing like Nicki Minaj, it suddenly NOT okay and Marvel should be ashamed??? I'm honestly, seriously confused here :/
Nicki Minaj is also a real person who makes real decisions for herself and made a video and song that celebrated her own body and her own sexuality while outright critiquing the Male Gaze through visual metaphor
Jessica Drew is not a real person and was drawn by a man in a submissive position who visually objectifies her (spandex doesn’t work on asses like that come on) and every female superhero he’s drawn. And he can’t even draw a background right.
repeat it with me now everybody: made up women drawn for gross men to jerk off to are NOT equivalent to real life women expressing their sexuality for their own benefit
"The goal is not to turn kids into your kind of adult, but rather, better adults than you have been. Progress happens because new generations grow and develop and become better than the previous ones.”
From Adora Svitak’s talk “What adults can learn from kids.” In her talk, Adora makes a case for why adults shouldn’t underestimate kids. And they shouldn’t. Kids are doing amazing things. Let’s just take a second to think about how Adora organized her first TEDxYouth event when she was just 12.
This weekend, young people around the world are attending, organizing, speaking at, and watching TEDxYouthDay events — TEDx events dedicated to the ingenuity of kids worldwide. Every year we’re taken aback by the amazing things that come out of these events, and we think you should be, too. Find a TEDxYouthDay event near you to attend or watch live online here.
this is so effing important and i’m super impressed after read her transcript
NEW VIDEO: Relearning the act of “listening”. In discussions, I think it’s critical that instead of barking our thoughts, we allow people to speak, and listen to where they are coming from. Even if we ultimately disagree, it’s better to ask “Why?” Instead of barking, “No!” Link in profile http://bit.ly/1pipnpR
I am a twentysomething exploring my surroundings and enjoying life. Currently exploring and having adventures in: Miami, FL .
I co-host a radio show called LoveBox every Tuesday 8pm EST and you can hear it by going to http://klangbox.fm. I am the creator of Stop Hating Your Body and Vice President of Autism Counts. My main fields or work have been in performing and the food service industry, but I've also dabbled with photography, modeling, massage, and mediation. I am fun and passionate, I love art in all forms. If you're thirsty for some more info you can always read more. My blog is a combination of a personal blog and scrapbook of things that I love, find interesting, important, or inspiring. It is in a way, a story, and it is a way of connecting with people.